Plan your day at SFMOMA with this list of not-to-miss highlights. Add a little magic and mystery to your visit with our worldwide exclusive presentation of René Magritte: The Fifth Season. Then take in the powerful photography of Susan Meiselas or head over to Floor 7 for more alternative perspectives. Let it all soak in at one of our artisanal eateries and, if you didn’t get enough, stop by the store and take a piece of the museum home with you.
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Five Things to Do at SFMOMA
René Magritte: The Fifth Season
May 19–October 28
Catch this exclusive presentation of the artist’s late paintings, including more than 20 artworks never before shown in a U.S. museum. Dive deep into Magritte’s otherworldly images, where day becomes night, birds become sky, and boulders hover in midair. A radical thinker in a suit and tie, Magritte created beautiful, powerful, and mysterious images that are a timely reminder that all is not as it seems.
René Magritte, Le fils de l'homme (The Son of Man), 1964 (detail); private collection; © 2017 C. Herscovici / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Banque d'Images, ADAGP / Art Resource, NY
In Situ, Floor 1
Sightglass, Floor 3
Cafe 5, Floor 5
From family-friendly, California-fusion fare at Cafe 5 to Michelin-star dining at In Situ, there’s a wide range of options for anyone looking to fuel up and fight museum fatigue. In the mood for something lighter? Stop by Sightglass for Instagram-worthy coffee creations and treats.
In Situ; photo: © Henrik Kam
The Contemporary Floor
Don’t miss three captivating shows, all on one floor! Get swept up in the aural and visual odyssey Sublime Seas: John Akomfrah and J. M. W. Turner, see how a diverse group of artists responds to the urgent issues of our time in Nothing Stable under Heaven, and become transfixed by Jim Campbell’s mesmerizing light installation Tilted Plane.
John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, 2015 (installation view); photo: Katherine Du Tiel
The Museum Store
Floors 1 + 2
Take a piece of the museum home with you! Curated as carefully as our exhibitions, the Museum Store has an amazing collection of books, home goods, jewelry, toys, and more—it’s the perfect one-stop-shop. The best part is, every purchase supports SFMOMA’s exhibitions and education programs.
Museum Store; photo: © Henrik Kam
Susan Meiselas: Mediations
July 21–October 21, 2018
From her iconic portraits of carnival strippers to vivid color photographs of the conflicts in Central America, Meiselas’s powerful work explores subjects ranging from the personal to the geopolitical.
Susan Meiselas, Muchachos await counterattack by the Guard, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, 1978; © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos
|Senior (65 years and older)||$22|
|Age 19-24 with ID||$19|
|Age 18 and under||Free|
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Prices may vary for special exhibitions. Tickets for visitors 18 and under can be booked online in conjunction with a paid or Member ticket, or in person at SFMOMA for same-day use.
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